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Background Checks Won’t Make Us Safer

cjones205 Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 8:58 AM
Star, It's actually worse than you have stated, because it places our freedoms and our personal protection, not only from the deranged, but also from tyrannical government, in the hands not of "a jury of our peers", but in the hands of psychiatrists whose practices are now controlled by nationalized healthcare.
Luscious Lars Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 9:56 AM
It also means that our freedoms are at the mercy of the actions of bandits, highwaymen, and the mentally insane. That is no way to run a free, constitutional republic. The idea that my freedom is held hostage to the actions of thugs and cutthroats, is antithetical to a free people.

In April of 2007, a mentally disturbed student showed up at the campus of his school, Virginia Tech, brandishing two semi-automatic pistols, and murdered 32 students, teachers and school employees and wounded 17 others. Then he took his own life.

It was the one of deadliest mass shooting incidents in American history.

The nation was in shock, as it is now following the December mass murder at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

The press and public outcry was the same then as now. How can we stop horrors like this from occurring? We’ve got to stop criminals and...